26 May '17, 8pm
Wealthy Heir Says: “Tax Me!”
Samantha Waxman has personally benefited from access to wealth through her family. But as a child of teachers and a product of public schools, she took it personally when the Council of the District of Columbia opted to give wealthy estates a special-interest tax break instead of funding education, housing, and other services. She decided to do something about it. On Friday May 12th, she testified in front of the DC Council in favor of the estate tax. “I urge the Council in the strongest possible terms to leave the estate tax alone,” Waxman said in her prepared testimony. “Do not give millionaires and their heirs a tax break on the backs of poor people in this city.” Waxman currently co-leads the DC chapter leader in Resource Generation , a national network of young people with wealth who organize for the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. The chapter is wo...